Dish Network is asking a federal judge in Orange County to grant it summary judgment against a Little Saigon man who allegedly operated a satellite piracy website and order him to pay $6,376,600 in damages.Tan Nguyen, a single father of two young boys in Westminster, told the Weekly that he was ... More >>
Jenna Milburn-DiPasquale was working on the computer in her Orange County home office in June 2009 when she received an email from her father. There's nothing strange about that since she does all the marketing for her Santa Barbara-based dad's eight-person company, Solid Oak Software, best known fo ... More >>
Let's say you want to help build the case for Newport Beach resident, former Mater Dei High School and quarterback starter Matt Barkley of USC winning the Heisman Trophy.There's an app for that.
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Orange County prosecutors won convictions today against a Seal Beach City Jail guard who accepted bribes--including an iPad--from an inmate and his family.Jose Alday, a 33-year-old Santa Ana resident, will be shipped to a California prison for two years and is permanently banned from ever again hold ... More >>
You know Dave Noise over at Factory Records, right? Well, it turns out that he not only sells records, he's hilarious and pretty good with the Photoshop. Hence his brand spankin' new Tumblr account called "Mickey Mouse Meets Ian Curtis," featuring parodies of the Joy Division-inspired Mickey shir ... More >>
UPDATE, DEC. 28, 5:51 P.M.: Seal Beach city detention officer Jose Alday pleaded not guilty at his arraignment today.He has a pre-trial hearing scheduled Jan. 4.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 28, 1:46 P.M.: A Seal Beach city jailer has been charged with accepting bribes, including an iPad and money, in ex ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioEvan with some random weirdo...At last week's KCRW-SaFII Happy Hour at Memphis, Good Food host Evan Kleiman gave everyone an exclusive announcement: she was about to release her own app for the iPhone/iPad universe.Called "Easy as Pie," the app would feature videos an ... More >>
A total gent...SO . . . did you catch FOX's Kitchen Nightmares this past Friday, the one that highlighted Luigi's D'Italia? Did you catch the one second or so in which I appeared, near the absolute end of the show? How about when the brothers that run Luigi's read my rave review of them--off a Mi ... More >>
Flickr user ubercultureAnother great week wrapped up in the wackiest food blog this side of Fast Food Maven. Legitimate highlights after the jump!
Usually, when we snap a cell phone pic of our meal, we're proclaiming to the world (or at least our Facebook followers), "This mac and cheese is scrumptious!"--not, "I just consumed 1,623 calories!" But alas, technology wins again. Meal Snap, a new iPhone app by DailyBurn, automat ... More >>
UPDATED, 1:59 p.m.: About 20 Disneyland workers stood outside the driveway that leads into the Grand Californian for a press conference announcing a class-action lawsuit against Disneyland. Although the suit portends to represent more than 20,000 Mouse minions, it was strictly a Unite HERE/progre ... More >>
Facebook photo albums are littered with the digital debris of people spontaneously whipping out their iPhones and snapping the most mundane images. Kittens, gay beefcake, drunken frat parties, new babies, Republican Congressmen answering Craigslist postings; an influx of images, ... More >>
UPDATED: WikiLeaks Betrayed by Amazon, Visa, Mastercard--And Worst of All, the MediaWhere are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down Wikileaks?Hackers with computers, not hacks with press passes, have been the first line of resistance.More t ... More >>
Remember Mishka the Husky? She was really good at saying "I love you," and is probably the most famous dog on the Internet. She has a Twitter account, a YouTube account, a Facebook fan page (with 20,621 fans), has appeared on TV with Kelly Ripa and Bette Midler--and is now probably the ... More >>
Do you know this man?More importantly, do your boys know Miguel Antonio Mendoza, 20, of Orange?The former part-time aide in Villa Park Elementary School's afterschool program is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy and using a cell phone application to distribute pornography to ot ... More >>
Photo by David BaconSomehow this must have slipped by amid all the hoopla for the Apple iPad: hours were so long and conditions were so bad for Chinese workers making the gizmos that some committed suicide.That was the motivation behind a protest in front of Apple's flagship San Francisco store o ... More >>
Mmm, yeah. There are no words. The only Garth Brooks songs I can think of off the top of my head right now seem wholly inappropriate for lullabye material--"Friends In Low Places" (drinking!), "The Thunder Rolls" (domestic abuse!). But you have to admit that the headset microphone on that dog is a n ... More >>
Australian Pink Floyd Show
"What the hell? Some femme pads are thicker!" Dunno about you, but my friends and I are still staring with dropped jaws at the piece of tech candy Steve Jobs unveiled at Macworld 2008 yesterday. Those Apple folks somehow stuffed an 80GB hard drive into this baby, and though they had to sacrifice ... More >>
George Clinton and P-Funk
Even back in 1992, copyright holders and their earnest propagandists were battling against illegal duplicating. This clever video puts human faces behind the adverse effects of piracy. Real people's livelihoods are at stake here, now more than ever in the brave new world of 2008. Think about that be ... More >>
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Bugged by MySpaces clutter and limitations, some musicians are turning to smaller, artist-friendly alternatives
OCs Chris Billett goes from writing code to writing about cadavers
What happened to your classified ads? (Upper right-hand side of home page, yellow box, says Get Stuff! You can click on tabs for Real Estate, Autos, Jobs, Adult) I can't find Letters to the Editor, archives, or the Film Review bank on your new site. Where have these features gone? Two places for ... More >>
Web services share your personal data with anyone
Is Net speed or censorship behind Napster spat?
Finding the true meaning of baseball in the Cosmic Baseball Association
Nerdman stars in his own Truman Show
And other perils of modern life
Why is cyberspace sucking the college experience into a black hole? 'It all comes down to money'